Charter of the Micronational Assembly

From MicroWiki, the micronational encyclopædia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Charter of the Micronational Assembly was originally adopted on 31 July 2018 during Nicolas Miranda's administration as Chairman which would significantly impact the modern structure of the Micronational Assembly. The Second version of the MA Charter was adopted in February 2020, which was signed by Robert Williams IV, the seventh chairman of the MA.

First Charter of the Micronational Assembly

"This document, which shall outline the rules and regulations within the Micronational Assembly, shall be followed to the letter and be held responsible for the order and strength of the Micronational Assembly. This document shall be written, edited, and ratified by the Council of the Micronational Assembly with additional ratification powers outlined in Article I. Should any nation have an issue or complication with the Constitution, they may hold the document for review by the Council."


Article I

"The General Assembly of the Micronational Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the General Assembly) shall comprise all those micronations whom possess membership of the Micronational Assembly; and each micronation may only have on delegate. Any delegate of the General Assembly shall possess the ability to draft, propose, and vote on resolutions. Each delegate may, within forty-eight hours, vote on proposed resolutions, whereafter the votes shall be tallied and totaled. Upon a basic majority, the resolution shall pass onto the Micronational Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council), which shall vote upon them. Upon a two-thirds majority, after a forty-eight-hour voting-period, the resolution shall pass unto the heretofore established Chairman of the Micronational Council (hereinafter referred to as the Chairman). Upon his approval, the resolution shall become international law applying to all micronations which possess membership in the Micronational Assembly. Upon the Chairman’s vetoing of the resolution, it shall again be voted upon by the General Assembly: whereupon it must achieve a two-thirds majority (in a forty-eight-hour voting-period), whereupon the resolution shall become international law. In anticipation of the event of inactivity of the Chairman, he shall rank the councilmen from first to last for acting Chairman. The list of acting Chairman shall be depleted until an active councilman is found."


Article II

"Elections for the Council shall be held on the thirty-first of every July and the twenty-eighth or twenty-ninth of February from the time 00:00 UTC+0 to the time 24:59 UTC+0. A Board of Elections comprising three members, appointed by the Chairman and confirmed by the Council, shall, with census data sexmonthly collected, draw an appropriate electoral regions: each of which shall elect one councilman. Each member of the General Assembly may only vote in his electoral region. The Board of Elections shall create a form through which a member of the General Assembly may declare candidacy and a sister form for candidacy rescindment in the region in which their capital lies. Said form must be published three months in advance of the election. The hereinbefore established Chairman of the Micronational Council shall be elevated by his peer councilmen. His authority as hereinbefore mentioned does not impede nor negate his abilities and duties as councilman. Campaigns shall be unmuddled by corruption of any sort. Any nation caught offering or accepting bribes shall face a trial; upon their conviction, that nation shall be banned from the Micronational Assembly for a duration determined by the Primary Judge of the heretofore established Intermicronational Court of Justice."


Article III

"The hereinbefore established Intermicronational Court of Justice (hereinafter referred to as the Court) shall comprise a Primary Judge and a Deputy Justice. The Primary Judge shall be appointed by the Chairman and approved by the Council. The Primary Judge shall judge all cases wherein one is accused of any intermicronational crime. The Deputy Justice shall be appointed by the Chairman but not approved by the Council. The Deputy Justice shall judge all cases wherein the Primary Justice is accused of any intermicronational crime. Neither the Primary Judge nor the Deputy Justice may hold a Council seat. Every trial shall be by a jury of five micronations selected by the Deputy Justice. After each side presents their case, the jury shall unanimously vote on a verdict within forty-eight hours or a new jury and trial shall commence. Upon a guilty verdict, the Primary Judge shall sentence accordingly. In the event the Primary Judge is convicted of a crime, he shall lose his judgeship, and the Deputy Justice shall become promoted to the new Primary Judge. A new Deputy Justice shall then become appointed. A new Primary Judge and Deputy Justice shall be appointed after every July election."


Article IV

"Should a councilman become convicted, declare resignation, or otherwise removed from office, a special election shall take place exactly one week after said removal. The special election is subject to all rules and regulations as defined in Article III with the change that candidacy declarations and renouncement forms must be created within two days of removal. In a special election, a ballot may be cast by any nation, not just those of the affected region. The winner of the special election shall serve until the next standard election. No nation convicted of a crime may run in a special election."


Article V

"Before admittance in the Micronational Assembly, each councilman shall possess one week to audit the applicant in question, and thereafter they shall vote on the said applicant’s membership. They must be conscious of observations of any membership standard in practice as well as signs of roleplay and possession of low maturity. All of such regulations shall apply to current members as well. If one is accused of roleplay or possession of low maturity, he shall go on trial. Upon conviction, he shall be indefinitely banned from the Micronational Assembly. If the accused is found innocent, they will be free to continue to be in the General Assembly. Afterward the accused must be reported two times after for another hearing."


Amendment I

Rule and process for Annexation and Colonization

ANNEXATION

UNCLAIMED:

"In the event that a nation wishes to claim a section of land that is unclaimed by other micronations, the nation in question would need to create an official document stating the claim and annexation. Then it would be requested that the nation provide photographic evidence of a group from said nation in the territory in question."

CLAIMED:

"In the event that a nation wishes to annex another nation or state belonging to another nation, the nation of first mention would need the approval of the nation of second mention. Then create a document that both parties agree to, sign said document, and show the treaty to the MA to verify. In the event of a national or state annexation by the result of war the above document should be integrated into the Peace Treaty of said war."

COLONIZATION

"This will discuss the general topic of acquiring land from a nation that receives limited sovereignty, either through colonisation or becoming a dominion or protectorate. It will also discuss the colonisation of land without claim or current ownership. The nations of limited sovereignty shall have laws and regulations determined by the mother nations, as long as both nations do not violate any treaty or international law previously put in place."

UNCLAIMED:

"In the event that a nation wishes to claim a section of land that is unclaimed by other micronations, the nation in question would need to create an official document stating the claim and colonisation. Then it would be requested that the nation provide photographic evidence of a group from said nation in the territory in question."

CLAIMED:

"In the event that a nation wishes to colonize another nation or state belonging to another nation, the nation of first mention would need the approval of the nation of second mention. Then create a document that both parties agree to, sign said document, and show the treaty to the MA to verify. In the event of a national or state colonisation by the result of war the above document should be integrated into the Peace Treaty of said war."


Attorney of the Micronatinal Assembly Act

"The Chairman of Micronational Assembly shall, upon every standard election, appoint an Assembly Attorney, whose job it shall be to pursue all criminal accusations against members of the Micronational Assembly. Upon appointment by the Chairman, he shall be confirmed by the Micronational Council."

Second Charter of the Micronational Assembly

"This document, which shall outline the rules and regulations within the Micronational Assembly, shall be followed to the letter and be held responsible for the order and strength of the Micronational Assembly. This document shall be written, edited, and ratified by the Chairman of the Micronational Assembly with additional ratification powers outlined in Article I. Should any nation have an issue or complication with the Consitution, they may hold the document for review by the Council."


Article I

"The General Assembly of the Micronational Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the General Assembly) shall comprise all of those micronations who possess membership of the Micronational Assembly; and each micronation may only have one delegate. Any delegate of the General Assembly shall possess the ability to draft, propose, and vote on resolutions. Each delegate may within forty-eight hours, and vote on resolutions. Each delegate may, within forty-eight hours, vote on proposed resolutions, whereafter the votes shall be tallied and totaled. Upon a basic majority, the resolution shall pass onto the Micronational Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council), which shall vote upon them. Upon a two-thirds majority, after a forty-eight-hour voting-period, the resolution shall pass unto the heretofore established Chairman of the Micronational Council (hereinafter referred to as the Chairman). Upon his approval, the resolution shall become international law applying to all micronations which possess membership in the Micronational Assembly. Upon the Chairman’s vetoing of the resolution, it shall again be voted upon by the General Assembly: whereupon it must achieve a two-thirds majority (in a forty-eight-hour voting-period), whereupon the resolution shall become international law. In anticipation of the event of inactivity of the Chairman, he shall rank the councilmen from first to last for acting Chairman. The list of acting Chairman shall be depleted until an active councilman is found."


Article II

"Elections for the Council shall be held on the thirty-first of every July and the twenty-eighth or twenty-ninth of February from the time 00:00 UTC+0 to the time 24:59 UTC+0. A Board of Elections comprising three members, appointed by the Chairman and confirmed by the Council, shall, with census data sexmonthly collected, draw an appropriate electoral regions: each of which shall elect one councilman. Each member of the General Assembly may only vote in his electoral region. region in which their capital lies. Said form must be published three months in advance of the election. The hereinbefore established Chairman of the Micronational Council shall be elevated by his peer councilmen. His authority as hereinbefore mentioned does not impede nor negate his abilities and duties as councilman. Campaigns shall be unmuddled by corruption of any sort. Any nation caught offering or accepting bribes shall face a trial; upon their conviction, that nation shall be banned from the Micronational Assembly for a duration determined by the Primary Judge of the heretofore established Intermicronational Court of Justice."


Article III

"The hereinbefore established Intermicronational Court of Justice (hereinafter referred to as the Court) shall comprise as the Attorney of the MA and a Deputy Justice. The Attorney shall be appointed by the Chairman and approved by the Council. The Attorney shall judge all cases wherein one is accused of any intermicronational crime. The Deputy Justice shall be appointed by the Chairman but not approved by the Council. The Deputy Justice shall judge all cases wherein the Attorney is accused of any intermicronational crime. Neither the Attorney nor the Deputy Justice may hold a Council seat. Every trial shall be by a jury of five micronations selected by the Deputy Justice. After each side presents their case, the jury shall unanimously vote on a verdict within forty-eight hours or a new jury and trial shall commence. Upon a guilty verdict, the Primary Judge shall sentence accordingly. In the event the Attorney is convicted of a crime, he shall lose his judgeship, and the Deputy Justice shall become promoted to the new Primary Judge. A new Deputy Justice shall then become appointed."


Article IV

"Should a councilman become convicted, declare resignation, or otherwise removed from office, a special election shall take place exactly one week after said removal. The special election is subject to all rules and regulations as defined in Article III with the change that candidacy declarations and renouncement forms must be created within two days of removal. In a special election, a ballot may be cast by any nation, not just those of the affected region. The winner of the special election shall serve until the next standard election. No nation convicted of a crime may run in a special election."


Article V

"Before admittance in the Micronational Assembly, each councilman shall possess one week to audit the applicant in question, and thereafter they shall vote on the said applicant’s membership. They must be conscious of observations of any membership standard in practice as well as signs of roleplay and possession of low maturity. All of such regulations shall apply to current members as well. If one is accused of roleplay or possession of low maturity, he shall go on trial. Upon conviction, he shall be indefinitely banned from the Micronational Assembly. If the accused is found innocent, they will be free to continue to be in the General Assembly. Afterward the accused must be reported two times after for another hearing."


Amendment I

Rule and process for Annexation and Colonization

ANNEXATION

UNCLAIMED: "In the event that a nation wishes to claim a section of land that is unclaimed by other micronations, the nation in question would need to create an official document stating the claim and annexation. Then it would be requested that the nation provide photographic evidence of a group from said nation in the territory in question."

CLAIMED: "In the event that a nation wishes to annex another nation or state belonging to another nation, the nation of first mention would need the approval of the nation of second mention. Then create a document that both parties agree to, sign said document, and show the treaty to the MA to verify. In the event of a national or state annexation by the result of war the above document should be integrated into the Peace Treaty of said war."

COLONIZATION

"This will discuss the general topic of acquiring land from a nation that receives limited sovereignty, either through colonisation or becoming a dominion or protectorate. It will also discuss the colonisation of land without claim or current ownership. The nations of limited sovereignty shall have laws and regulations determined by the mother nations, as long as both nations do not violate any treaty or international law previously put in place."

UNCLAIMED:

"In the event that a nation wishes to claim a section of land that is unclaimed by other micronations, the nation in question would need to create an official document stating the claim and colonisation. Then it would be requested that the nation provide photographic evidence of a group from said nation in the territory in question."

CLAIMED:

"In the event that a nation wishes to colonize another nation or state belonging to another nation, the nation of first mention would need the approval of the nation of second mention. Then create a document that both parties agree to, sign said document, and show the treaty to the MA to verify. In the event of a national or state colonisation by the result of war the above document should be integrated into the Peace Treaty of said war."


Prosecutor of the Micronatinal Assembly Act

"The Chairman of Micronational Assembly shall, upon every standard election, appoint an Assembly Prosecutor, whose job it shall be to pursue all criminal accusations against members of the Micronational Assembly. Upon appointment by the Chairman, he shall be confirmed by the Micronational Council."


Amendment II

Inactivity

"If a delegate is inactive for more than three consecutive months, without permitting a reason for absence, that delegate shall be kicked from the assemblies' discord. If a councilman does not vote for three consecutive propositions, or is not active for three weeks, without given a reason for absence, then the councilman will be removed from the council and an election will be held to fill his place, unless it is within 35 days of the next election."


Amendment III

Executive Order

"If the chairman feels as if the council is acting in a way that does not benefit the assembly, the chairman can give an executive order. An executive order cannot be vetoed, the only way to remove an executive order is for a chairman to remove the order. If the council decides the orders are too radical and not beneficial to the assembly, the council can remove the chairman from office. If the chairman is removed from office, an election will be held."


Amendment IV

Election Regions

"All regions for elections are permanently eradicated. Nations in the same geographic location can partake in council roles at the same time."


Amendment V

Abuse of Power

"If ⅔ of delegates decide that either the council, a councilman, or the chairman are abusing their power, they can be removed from office. If ⅔ of councilman decides the chairman is abusing his/her power, he will be removed from office. To be fully removed from office, a court order must be issued to solidify the act."


Amendment VI

Removal of office

"If the council behaves in a manner that does not benefit the community, the chairman can disburse the council and a new council will be voted in. Similarly, the attorney of the MA can vote the council out of office and replace it with a new one. This however can only happen once between elections"


Amendment VII

Attorney veto

"If the Attorney of the Micronational Assembly decides an amendment is unfair to the general populous of the assembly, they can and should veto it. A court veto can not be overturned. If an attorney makes unreasonable vetoes, he can be removed by the chairman only. The chairman can only replace the attorney twice in each election period."


Amendment VIII

Running for council

"In order to run, a candidate must have spent no less than six months as a member of the assembly."

Signed

Chairman Robert B. Williams